Steam gifts

What is a Steam Gift?

When you purchase a game on Steam, we offer the option khổng lồ “gift” the tác phẩm lớn anyone on your Steam friends danh mục. The recipient will receive sầu the gift as an attractive e-mail thẻ with a personal message from you and instructions to lớn redeem the game.

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A Steam gift purchase is a one-time transfer—after the recipient has redeemed and installed the gift, it is now a part of his or her Steam games collection. Also note that you may only gift new purchases—you may not transfer games you already own. That’d be like wrapping up và presenting the toaster you’ve used every morning for the past year.

How can I purchase Steam Gifts for a different Steam user?

To give sầu a gift to lớn a friend or family member, locate the game you would like khổng lồ gift on the Steam Storefront & then clichồng the "Add lớn cart" button. Upon checking out, select the"Purchase as a gift" option khổng lồ purchase the items in your cart for a friend.

Selecting your gift recipient

When you select the "Purchase as a gift", you"ll be presented with a danh sách of your Steam friends, from there you can select who you"d like to lớn receive sầu your gift. If you"d lượt thích to send it to lớn someone who"s not listed, you"ll have lớn add them to your Steam friends menu. This helps ensure your gift is going to make it to lớn the right person.

How can I deliver the gift at a later date?

After you"ve sầu chosen a friend khổng lồ receive the gift, you can click the "Schedule delivery..." button khổng lồ schedule the gift to be sent automatically on a future date. When that time comes, we"ll automatically sover the gift lớn your frikết thúc and also skết thúc you an gmail letting you know your gift has been delivered.

Including a Special Message with your gift

You may take a few moments to lớn add a special message lớn the gift recipient. When they receive your gift, your special message will be displayed for them in Steam & they will also receive your gift message via e-mail.

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What happens after I purchase a gift?

Your frikết thúc will receive sầu an e-mail message, including your personalized gift message, notifying them that they have received a gift. Your frikết thúc will also receive a gift notification in the Steam client.

How will I know whether my frikết thúc has received their gift?

You can check the status of all your gifts on your Steam Inventory page. You can also access this from the Steam client - Within Steam, cliông xã on "Games" in the main thực đơn, then select "Manage gifts & guest passes...".

When your gift is sent to your frikết thúc, they"ll have sầu the option to accept or decline the gift. Once they vị, we"ll sover you an email letting you know. If your frikết thúc takes no action on the gift, we"ll automatically cancel the gift and issue you a refund after 30 days.

How do activate a Steam gift that I received?

If you vì chưng not already have sầu Steam, tải về and install Steam here. Once you have Steam installed, you will be prompted to lớn create an tài khoản or login lớn an existing Steam tài khoản. If you bởi vì not have an tài khoản, please create one.

1. You will receive sầu an e-mail containing a links that will open Steam to lớn redeem your gift or in the Steam client you will receive a notification at the top right corner that says you have a new gift as seen below:

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2. Clicking on "1 new gift" will take you to the following screen where you must clichồng either Accept Gift or Decline Gift. Once you click Accept Gift, the game will be added directly to your Library.

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If you cliông xã on Decline Gift, we"ll issue a refund khổng lồ the original sender. You can optionally include a note when you choose khổng lồ decline the gift; whether you vì chưng or not, we"ll email the sender to lớn let them know the gift was declined.

3. When you add the game khổng lồ your Library it will be listed in your Library > Games danh mục in Steam, highlighting the game và clicking the "Install" will download the game lớn your computer.

If the game is already in your Library you will receive sầu a notification that it is và you will not be able lớn add it.

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If the game is not in your Library you will receive a pop-up notification confirming your actions, và if you have any duplicate games in a package you will be notified that you will not receive sầu extra copies as seen below:

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If you attempt lớn add a game to your Library that requires additional games that you don"t own you will receive an error message as well:

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Gifting Questions

Do gifts expire if they are not redeemed in a certain amount of time?

After a gift has been delivered to lớn a friover, they have thirty days khổng lồ accept the gift. Once the gift has been accepted, the game is permanently subscribed lớn the Steam tài khoản that it was redeemed on.

How can I tell someone else how khổng lồ give me a gift on Steam?

To give a gift on Steam, your frikết thúc may simply create a Steam tài khoản online và then purchase a gift from the Steam store as a gift. See the How can I purchase Steam Gifts for a different Steam user? section above sầu for detailed instructions.

Do not allow someone else khổng lồ use your Steam trương mục to make a gift purchase as it can compromise your trương mục security.

What will my friends see if I sover them a Steam gift?

When you skết thúc a gift to lớn your friend, they will receive sầu an gmail & a notification at the top of their Steam client that they have received a new gift.

Can I skết thúc gifts lớn Steam users in other regions?

Territory restrictions are noted on the Steam Store page.

Steam michael-shanks.com cannot make changes lớn territory or language restrictions.

Can I gift game packs?

Yes, you can gift game packs the same way you would gift an individual game. Four packs of games cannot be gifted.

How can I tell if my friend already owns the game(s) I would lượt thích lớn gift?

If your friends are members of your Steam Friends list, you can learn whether they already own the game you"d lượt thích lớn give. Your Steam Friends who already own this game will automatically be filtered out of the potential list of recipients. You can also visit your friend"s Steam Community profile & cliông chồng the links lớn "View all games" to lớn view your Friend"s list of owned games on Steam before purchasing them a gift.

Can I give sầu multiple gifts at the same time?

You can give as many gifts as you"d like at one time, but only khổng lồ one frikết thúc per transaction.

Can I gift games I no longer play to lớn my friends?

You cannot gift games that were previously purchased on your Steam trương mục khổng lồ friends.

Why was my gift revoked?

Please see this guide.

May I sell gift subscriptions?

Steam Gift Purchases cannot be sold. Attempting khổng lồ sell a gift subscription is a violation of the Steam Subscriber Agreement và may result in your account being permanently disabled.

How bởi vì I cốt truyện the Four Pack for with three friends?

To bởi this, simply purchase the Four Pack on Steam, và then refer lớn this guide to lớn cốt truyện your Extra Copies using the Steam client.

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How vày I view my gift history?

You can view your gift history by going to your Steam Inventory > Cliông xã on Pending Gifts > View Gift History:

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Can I refund my gift?

A refund may be issued for any gift that was purchased within fourteen days và has been played less than two hours by the gift recipient. More information on how to refund gifts can be found here.


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